What Do You Need to Start a Vape Business?

Vaping shops are now more popular than ever, thanks to the multi-billion dollar vaping industry. Stats show that the industry saw an increase from...
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Vaping shops are now more popular than ever, thanks to the multi-billion dollar vaping industry. Stats show that the industry saw an increase from $6.9 billion to $19 billion from 2014-2015, with the number of vapers increasing from 7 million in 2011 to 41 million in 2018. Moreover, projections show this figure will rise to 55 million in 2021.

Judging from these figures, it’s evident that opening a vaping shop is a smart and profitable venture. However, you must play your cards right. On that front, this article offers all the essentials to start a vape business.

1. Work with reliable and flexible suppliers.


Before starting any business, it’s imperative to do your groundwork—be it a market survey or research on potential suppliers. These variables will help you draw an appropriate business plan and give you a foothold to start your business. For example, before looking for suppliers, it’s vital to know what type of equipment your business will need. For example, a steady supply of the basics is required, such as e-liquids, batteries, vape pens, and cartridge filling equipment. Thankfully, the companies like Cooljarz can help with this.

Their services and products are reliable, flexible, ecofriendly, consistent in quality, and most importantly, sanctioned by all the relevant regulatory bodies. Their expertise extends beyond the provision of a cartridge filling machine. They also produce a vast array of consumables. Another key advantage is their ability to create customized products to meet your specific needs and tailor things according to your business’s needs.

2. Put together a well-detailed business plan.


When you have the requisite information at hand, you will have to translate all these ideas and information into a business plan. This is your holy grail—the blueprint that’ll dictate and guide your business operations. In the plan, you’ll include all the obvious details such as potential suppliers and subtle yet equally essential information like how to prepare for your work injury case. After all, you don’t want to be caught off guard by a personal injury claim made by an injured worker. While the adjuster from your insurance company will work with you on a personal injury case as well, it’s also a good idea to have a personal injury lawyer on retainer.

For helpful business-related information, sites like Triple A Radio can help. They’re an invaluable resource outlet for salient work-related activities and processes. They also offer lots of information on work-related legalities, lifestyle, technology, economics, and many more. The site is replete with materials that offer solutions to little headaches, such as how to get the right insurance company, how to conserve electricity, picking artisans, and more.

3. Hire dedicated staff.


Efficiency, integrity, dedication, innovation—these are the qualities one looks for in a potential worker. And yes, that includes you. Since you’re likely the ‘chief worker’ of your business, you need to lead by example. Having workers who buy into your vision will mean that you have employees who are like family, willing to do everything to take you to the next step. Aside from the synergy created by the shared vision, another benefit is that in this era of lawsuits and litigation, the right work environment helps you resolve issues internally, with a mediator instead of a personal injury attorney.

4. Start with sufficient funds.


You’ll need money—lots of it. But worry not. Currently, there are many viable ways to get the necessary finances. You can crowdfund or internally generate funds from family and friends. What’s more, you can reach out to venture capitalists or opt for the old trusted way of seeking bank loans.

One exciting thing about reaching out to banks in modern times is that if you have a concise and inspiring business plan, you won’t need any collateral. For an industry that has continued growing and is projected to grow further despite temporary bans, raising much money from lenders shouldn’t be an issue.

5. Register your business.


This is the official beginning of your business. When you’ve implemented all the needed preliminary details of your business plans, it’s advisable to visit your legal regulatory authority and register your business. This may require quite a handful of paperwork, so it’s imperative to seek legal advice to get apt clarification if you don’t understand anything.

Some lawyers have the needed credibility and offer a free consultation to businesses (especially startups) in the retail industry. Alternatively, You can reach out to pioneers for little tips on how to go about things.

Gretchen Crawford is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, USA, and currently resides in Tulsa. She is an editor at Urban Tulsa.